I have a love-hate relationship with social media

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Scrolling through my bullet journal, Twos App and blog posts, I have noticed a trend — I sign up to a social media platform, embrace it, resent it, hate it and then…delete it.

It’s true. I am in a constant state of flux. I value my time and energy. I also value my own mental state. I lack consistency with what I post and my declarations for social media idealism. I am guilty.

In my recent post, Why I Quit Twitter…again, I state the reason why I deleted Twitter and what I don’t like. It is the same reasons I previously stated for leaving the platform. It’s like I don’t learn.

Am I addicted to the drama or do I simply want meaningful connections?

My ambition is to create a blog that contents with others. I thought social media would be the answer. However, I am starting to realise that my writing is the skillset that will get people to read. I need a narrative that will connect with others. I have stuff to say and things to get off my chest. How to achieve it in a pleasant, sophisticated way is a complete different matter (I’m getting there).

I am failing forwards. I am learning (mostly) from all my mistakes and applying my learning. I understand Twitter is not the answer. The only way to understand my writing is to surround myself with other writers and learn from their craft.

This is why I have subscribed to Medium for the year. I want to read content made by people who have taken the time to write, not horrible tweets about xyz.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. If you haven’t already, please consider following me. I will follow back.